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Crafting and DIY

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Crocheted Snowflakes

Steps:5
One of nature's best decorating ideas is the snowflake: It adds sparkle to upturned eyelashes, embellishment to bare tree branches. With crocheted versions of this seasonal icon, you can bring its frosty filigree indoors.
Materials
  • Size 10 crochet cotton
  • Crochet hook
  • Snowflake templateDownload the PDF
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Clear packing tape
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Bowl
  • Tweezers
  • Paper towels
  • Pins
  • Blocking board
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Shibori Scarf

Steps:4
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Dime Store Games: Ball-in-the-Hole

Steps:5
These little boxed universes can be lined with scenes cut out of old or new Christmas cards. It takes less patience to make the games than it does to play them. The trick is to get a bead to roll into a hole. Your scene determines whether the beads are stars, bells, or bright holly berries.
Materials
  • Small box
  • Picture
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Beads
  • White craft glue
  • Glass or thin plastic
  • Super glue
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Stiff paper or cardboard
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Roller Shade with Twisted-Cord Tassel Pull

Steps:2
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Punched Easter Bunny Card

Steps:3
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Carnation Heart Arrangement

Steps:4
Delightful as a centerpiece or displayed on a wall or door, this easy-to-make Valentine's Day arrangement forms sweet-scented carnations into a lovely heart shape.
Materials
  • Approximately 75 carnations
  • Sharp knife or pruner
  • Floral food
  • Bucket
  • 8-inch floral-foam heart form
  • Tray
  • Bowl (optional)
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